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Wisdom without love

Wisdom without love is like having lungs
but no air to breathe. Do not seek wisdom in order
to acquire knowledge but in order to
live and love more fully.

~ from MY SECRET IS SILENCE: Poetry and Sayings of Adyashanti

The discovery of our destiny is our unique contribution to wisdom

I believe we are all called by many names, and that the names we are called are directly related to our destiny... The discovery of our destiny is our unique contribution to wisdom. When we achieve a sense of wisdom, we will reflect it and shine as both image and likeness.

~ from CALLED BY MANY NAMES by Margaret A. Renner
Called By Many Names
By Margaret Renner

Wisdom is deep within us

What does it mean to be made in the image of God?... In part, it is to say that wisdom is deep within us, deeper than the ignorance of what we may have done or become... When we lose touch with the wisdom that is within us, we live out of ignorance... Grace is given not to implant in us a foreign wisdom but to make us alive to the wisdom that was born in us.

~ from CHRIST OF THE CELTS by J. Philip Newell

Mystical wisdom

Mystical wisdom derives from an ardent desire to abandon normal intellectual functions so that divine insight may enlighten this ardor and add to it another fire, much stronger, which lifts the burning soul towards an even deeper wisdom.

~ Hugh of Balma in LISTENING TO SILENCE, compiled by Robin B. Lockhart

Allowing Wisdom to have her way

A holy and disciplined mind turns
from ignorance and falsehood,
ignoring their myriad distractions,
while the soul stands firm, allowing
Wisdom to have her way.

~ from WALKING WITH WISDOM by Nan Merrill
Walking with Wisdom
By Nan Merrill

Our inner cup of wisdom

Only in the oasis of silence can we drink deeply from our inner cup of wisdom.
~ Sue Patton Thoele

What wisdom teaches us

Wisdom teaches us that arriving at the Truth is experiencing the graciousness and loving kindness of God.

~ John Main

Along the way to wisdom

Along the way to knowledge,
Many things are accumulated...
Along the way to wisdom,
Many things are discarded.

~ Lao-Tze

Wisdom is the Oneness of Mind

Wisdom is the Oneness of Mind that guides and permeates all things.

~ Heraclitus

Who is wisdom and where is it to be found?

Who is wisdom and where is it to be found? Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.

~ from STILLNESS SPEAKS by Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks
By Eckhart Tolle
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